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The Sovereigns (Ben Williams, #2)

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April 17th, 2005. Tucson, Arizona.

Led by a charismatic figure identifying himself as "Colonel Rothbard," a militant anarcho-capitalist group known only as the Liberty Brigade has seized control of the Saguaro Towers, taking over a hundred hostages and wiring the buildings with high explosive.

Their demands: the United States government has ten hours to bring an end to
Paperback, 467 pages
Published July 13th 2015 by CreateSpace
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Nate Granzow
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hildreth is back!

After an interminable hiatus, author Steven Hildreth Jr. is back in the saddle, and it's clear he hasn't missed a beat. "The Sovereigns" delivers all the action his first novel, "The First Bayonet," had, but it's obvious that Hildreth has matured as a writer and researcher during his time away from published work. All the fierce gunfights and brutal realism I've come to expect from him are there, yes, but it's the author's impeccable attention to detail and tactics, and more
Benjamin Cheah
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Steven Hildreth Jr. is back with an action blockbuster that places him in top form. In this story, Benjamin Williams has left government service and is now a truck driver. Unfortunately, after making a delivery to a hotel in Tucson, he is caught in the middle of a large-scale hostage taking. The terrorists are well-armed, well-trained, and have the hotel completely locked down. Unfortunately for the bad guys, Williams was former US Special Operations and will not abide evil in his sight.

Robert Enzenauer
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW! What an incredible book by a relatively "young" author. After a recommendation by a colleague, I ordered BOTH books. And when I headed out for a medical meeting I grabbed the book "on top" THE SOVEREIGNS, not knowing it was Hildreth's second book. But the plot seems entirely plausible, and could be taken out of newspaper headlines. The main characters are well developed , believable, and in short order the reader really cares whether they live or die. The "combat" actions against the ...more
Jeff Benham
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Be a truck driver they said. Drive a load of furniture to Tuscon they said. It will be fun they said. Suffice it to say, there isn't much about driving truck in this novel. Think Die Hard on a larger scale. The references to the movie in this book are pretty appropriate. If you have read the first Ben Williams, The 1st Bayonet, you will not need any convincing to read this one as well. If not, you have two great books by this author to look forward to. Nonstop action from start to finish and you ...more
Caden  Elrod
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As good as it gets!

I'm a big fan of authors like Grisham & Baldacci and this book is as good as there best work, give it a shot!
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ben Williams is back in Steven Hildreth Jr.’s second novel, and though he’s left the events of The First Bayonet behind him, danger still looms on the horizon. Enjoying a more relaxing life as a truck driver, Williams again finds himself on the front lines during the hostile takeover of a luxury hotel in Arizona. With the unexpected help of some hew allies and some old friends, Williams must act fast if he is to take down these home-grown terrorists before they can execute their hostages and ...more
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ben Williams goes Die Hard on some AnCaps and all I can say is Yippee ki-yay...... Williams is out of the game and driving a truck. He quickly get pulled into a hostage situation and with an old friend, who is head of security, goes about systematically taking down a group of Sovereigns that go by the Liberty Brigade. They have taken over the hotel for the rights of the people but have an ulterior motive as the hotel is more than it seems. This novel has a Cameo by another great fictional ...more
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Steven Hildreth, Jr. is an author, Iraq War veteran, and firearms enthusiast.

Upon leaving the active duty Army, Hildreth set out to become a thriller novelist. He has published four novels between two series, with plans to publish more in the near future.

In October of 2015, Hildreth reached the national stage with a Facebook post revolving around a traffic stop with the Tucson Police Department,